Meet Our Rental Managers
Village Realty understands the value of a long term relationship
These are the rental managers who will be working with you when you join the Village Realty rental program. Between them they have 60 years of vacation rental experience, just with Village Realty!
Maggie Sexton, Vice President of Rentals
Maggie’s family has lived on the Outer Banks for generations. She was raised and currently lives in Manteo with her husband and 2 daughters. Maggie started working for Village Realty in 1998 as a Vacation Specialist and was promoted to Rental Manager in 2003. In 2016 she was named Director of Rental Management, and in 2018 was promoted to Vice President of Rentals.
Maggie’s dedication, passion and competitiveness to be the best have helped Village Realty become an industry leader in the ever-changing and competitive vacation rental market- not only on the Outer Banks, but nationwide. She is committed to having Village Realty provide the best possible vacation rental experience for its guests and also validate our property owners’ decision to entrust their rental property with Village Realty.
“Building relationships is what we do best. I can honestly say I have made some true friends with guests and homeowners over the years. I’m here because I really do enjoy my work and it’s a pleasure to have worked with so many wonderful guests and owners for almost 20 years!”
Candy Basnight, Corolla General Manager
Candy is a native Outer Banker. She grew up in and still resides on Roanoke Island.
Candy started with Village Realty in 2001 as a part-time receptionist in our Nags Head office. Her enthusiasm and infectious personality soon led to other responsibilities within the company. In 2008 she transferred to the rental department as a Reservations Specialist. In 2010 she earned her real estate license and was promoted to Reservations Supervisor. Candy then moved to the Corolla office to serve as rental manager, and was promoted to General Manager of Corolla in 2018. Candy’s energy and spirit inspire all others around her to go the extra mile to serve both our guests and property owners.
Laura Payne, Senior Nags Head Rental Manager
Laura is originally from Alexandria, VA but spent her family vacations visiting the Outer Banks. Like many current residents, Laura decided to move here permanently upon graduating from Ferrum College. Laura’s first experience in the hospitality industry was waitressing, then Banquet Manager at the prestigious Sanderling Inn.
Laura joined Village Realty in 2009 as a Reservation Specialist and earned her real estate license in 2010. She was promoted to the Rental Management Team in our Nags Head office in 2015. In 2018, she became teh Senior Rental Manager in Nags Head.
Laura currently lives in Kill Devil Hills along with her husband and two children. They love spending time together and enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer.
Alyssa McDonald, Nags Head Rental Manager
Alyssa is originally from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, and has visited the Outer Banks every year, spending the summer in Southern Shores. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Merchandising, she decided to make a permanent move to the Outer Banks in 2010. Alyssa has been in the Customer Service business now for 14 years and loves getting to meet people from all over who share the love of the Outer Banks!
She joined Village Realty in 2015 as a reservation specialist and in 2018 was promoted to Nags Head Rental Manager.
Alyssa lives in Kill Devil Hills with her husband and daughter and loves everything about living near the ocean. They make it a point to see the ocean every day.
Jakob Kessler, Corolla Rental Manager
Jakob is a native of the Outer Banks. He grew up in Kill Devil Hills and currently resides in Manteo.
Jakob has been working in the hospitality industry for over 14 years. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011, Jakob was eager to move back home to the Outer Banks and begin a career in Property Management. He earned his real estate license in 2015 and is working with the Village Realty team as a rental manager in Corolla.
Jakob enjoys all sports and loves the outdoors. He has a passion for helping people and strives to exceed guest and home owner expectations.